There is a place for the odds and ends that don’t make it into the official reports and this is it. One of our writers has driven an estimated 750,000 miles to attend somewhere around 5,000 meetings. He doesn’t know much about water but he knows a lot about meetings and Highway 99. There’s no telling what will go through a person’s mind with all that alone time behind the wheel. Find out here.


Important Friant Water Authority US Bureau of Reclamation Meeting Monday Jan 6, 2020

The following is an important announcement by the Friant Water Authority. Friant Water Authority Asks for you to Attend an Important Meeting Monday! US Bureau of Reclamation Meeting, Monday, Jan. 6 at 1:00 pm Visalia Convention Center 303 E. Acequia & Bridge,...

Kings River Conservation District Wins ACWA Award for SGMA Outreach Dec 10, 2019

The following is a press release from ACWA about the Kings River Conservation District winning the Huell Howser Best in Blue Award at the recent Fall ACWA Conference in San Diego. I don't think the release went far enough. It didn't mention the amazing amount of...

California Water Institute Water Infrastructure Funding Report November 25, 2019

The California Water Institute at Fresno State continues to earn its keep. The folks there have published a 13-page report titled, “Funding a Future for Water in the San Joaquin Valley: A Literature Review of Public Funding for Water Infrastructure”. The report is...

American Pistachio Growers SGMA Survival Toolkit Nov. 5th, 6th and 12th

American Pistachio Growers SGMA Survival Toolkit When and Where: Tuesday, November 5th Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame, 2230 Q St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 Wednesday, November 6th Madera Municipal Golf Course, 23200 Avenue 17, Madera, CA 93637 Tuesday, November 12th...

A Partial List of GSPs October 29, 2019

List of GSAs and GSPs SGMA uses Department of Water Resources Bulletin 118 to define basins and sub basins and assign them numbers. The San Joaquin Valley Basin is number 5-22. Within it are sub basins with their numbers following a decimal. Each sub basin one...

Rain in Louisiana

Starting in the early morning hours of June 6, 2019 the rain band over our home in Cecilia, Louisiana really cut loose. From about 4:00am until 8:00am or so it rained the equivalent of three inches per hour. Thank God we have decent drainage into the Bayou Teche which...

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Research Project Announcement May 29, 2019

San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Financing Strategies With the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), stakeholders from the agricultural, environmental, and disadvantaged communities, along with urban interest groups have...

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Delta View Water Association Announcement May 2019

Editor's Note: The following was received from Johnny Gailey, owner of Green Acres Ag Consulting of Visalia. He has been instrumental in forming the new Delta View Water Association. This nonprofit group has come together to help growers in white areas and those in...

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Valley Ventures Accepting Applications

Valley Ventures applications are now open! Valley Ventures is the best opportunity to learn what to do and what not to do to build a business any aspiring entrepreneur can have. Valley Ventures is now accepting applications for their Fall 2019 Cohort! Participants...

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Henry Miller Reclamation District #2131 Seeks a Water Master The Henry Miller Reclamation District #2131 (District) delivers irrigation water and provides drainage services to over 300 landowners covering 45,000 acres of highly...

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